Saltburn-by-the-Sea holiday cottages are a stone’s throw from nostalgic seaside amusements, elegant Victorian architecture and a sweeping sandy beach. This classic English resort lies on the rugged North Yorkshire coast, 12 miles east of Middlesbrough. Originally a fishing village with a reputation for smuggling, a more atmospheric base for exploring this spectacular stretch of coast would be hard to find.
From your holiday cottage in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, take a stroll into the town centre and explore the lovely selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. You’ll notice striking historical landmarks, such as the Ship Inn, which dates back to the 17th century and remains a popular spot for a pint of Yorkshire ale overlooking the waves. There are also a number of grand Victorian buildings – a reminder of the iron industry which helped the town to thrive. Next, take the Saltburn Cliff Lift – one of the world’s oldest funiculars – from Upper Promenade, down to the beach and explore the pier, which his home to a popular fish and chip shop and a variety of amusements. If you fancy continuing your wander, follow the forest footpath through the Valley Gardens, into the Italian Gardens and on to the old railway viaduct.
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Marine Parade runs through the town centre, with breathtaking views of the sea. Looming over the town from the east, imposing Hunt Cliff is topped by 166-metre Warsett Hill. Skelton Beck meanders through the wooded Valley Gardens before following Saltburn Miniature Railway. Self-catering holidays in Saltburn-by-the-Sea are a great choice if you want to spend your time sunbathing and building sandcastles. Overlooked by the bustling promenade, the town’s sand and shingle beach has plenty of space and some of the region’s best surfing conditions. The town is also well positioned for visiting many of Yorkshire’s most spectacular locations. Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay are a short drive eastward, while the rugged and remote North York Moors National Park lies directly to the south.